Black Rhino - 2016

Bronze, Signed Hamish Mackie, Numbered edition of 12, Dated 2016
5,500 Inc. VAT
42 long x 23cm high x 15cm wide / 16.5" long x 9" high x 6" wide
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Hamish has created a bronze Black Rhino sculpture, also known as the hook-lipped rhinoceros. Tragically, this magnificent creature is critically endangered, with numbers dwindling at an alarming rate. Hamish's first meeting with this magnificent animal has stayed with him for twenty years, and that lasting impression informed much of the making of this sculpture.

“Part of my research is about trying to get into the head of the animal: its attitude, disposition, and those peculiar traits that distinguish it from the pack. As subject matter, a wild animal is physically and mentally very different to one in captivity.” (HM)

Hamish has captured the enormous bulk of the beast. They stand over 1 meter tall at the shoulder and can grow to over 4 meters in length. It has a distinctive long prehensile upper lip and two upright horns. This bronze Black Rhino sculpture is available in a limited edition of 12.

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Hamish Mackie making bronze wildlife sculpture
photo of wild rhino head
photo of wild rhino eye
photo of two rhino in mud

I have been passionate about African animals since my first trip to Africa in 1996. On that trip I helped to relocate a rhino called Keno from Lewa Conservancy to the Matthews Range in Northern Kenya, a truly amazing experience that has always stayed with me. Rhino are as agile as a horse; they are dynamic and exude power and energy. I hope these traits are expressed in this sculpture.
"Currently, there are around 4,800 black rhino and 20,000 white rhino remaining in Africa but poaching accounts for as many as three a day." (Charlie Mayhew MBE, Chief Executive, Tusk Trust, 2016)